By WAYNE PARRY Associated Press
Slot machines long ago lost their nicknames as “one-armed bandits” when manufacturers did away with the lever that gamblers had to pull, replacing it with buttons. Now, people can gamble on a real-life slot machine without touching it at all. Atlantic City’s Hard Rock casino on Monday unveiled slot machines that exist inside the casino but are activated and played by gamblers over the internet. Hard Rock executives say the technology is the natural outgrowth of live-dealer online table games, which have been available for years, and which may appeal to people wary of gambling online if they can see the actual machine on which they’re playing.
This morning we introduced the world’s first Online Live Slots.
These slots are located across from Fresh Harvest Buffet and are available for players to enjoy online from the comfort of their own home or anywhere in New Jersey.
— Hard Rock Atlantic City (@HardRockHCAC) February 10, 2020